Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beauty without expression is boring.
A good intention clothes itself with power
As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in...
There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them...
Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Culture, with us, ends in headache
An Eastern poet, Ali Ben Abu Taleb, writes with sad truth, He who has a...
There is no knowledge that is not power
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected
The judge weighs the arguments and puts a brave face on the matter, and since...
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
The profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader. The profoundest thought...
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path...
Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old...
I want my time to be taken up by chores, errands, appointments, and arguments. In...
Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our...